How to create new profile in PlanetCNC TNG software

This tutorial will help you create new profile in PlanetCNC TNG software.

If you have multiple CNC machines (machines of different dimensions or different types) with its corresponding controllers, and you want to use them with only one computer, it is very useful to create separate profiles, each using pre-configured settings and scripts, each for specific machine.

Using profiles makes up for much more organised and transparent file management of PlanetCNC TNG files.

Each profile will have its designated files for:

  • Settings
  • Keys
  • Parameters
  • Toolbar buttons
  • Scripts
  • Tool table


Create new profile

Right-click with your mouse somewhere on desktop and select New -> Shortcut

Browse location of PlanetCNC TNG.exe file and click Next:

Name your shortcut, (for purposes of this tutorial we will name it MyCNC) and click Finish:

New shortcut for PlanetCNC TNG software will appear on desktop:


Right click on newly created shortcut and click Properties. Insert name of settings  into Target window after Target path.

Please note: Name of inserted settings should be the same as name of shortcut:

Click Apply and OK.

Start PlanetCNC TNG sw via newly created shortcut.

Access your PlanetCNC install folder and locate Profiles folder. Locate  your new profile folder(in this case it is MyCNC profile folder) and open it. You will notice that software generated new native files of new profile:


Now you can add different toolbar button, custom tab  and custom feature files to each separate profile:

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